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Monday, March 06, 2006

News Briefs (Monday)

(Posted 6 Mar 2006)
    Prince George's County does not require long-term substitute teachers to meet any educational requirements beyond completion of high school, while surrounding counties require at least some college coursework or a college degree.
    [. . .]
    "We're very much behind. We have to at least move our long-term subs up to at least some college attainment," Del. Obie Patterson , D-Prince George's, said Friday.

    Patterson spoke after county delegates voted to advance his proposal to require the Prince George's County Board of Education to create a plan for educating a higher percentage of long-term substitutes with college-level courses.
    [. . .]
    "There would be days we wouldn't be able to hire substitutes," Board Chairwoman Beatrice Tignor said. "I don't think we have the work force in the area."
    [. . .]
    Prince George's Senate Delegation Chairwoman Gloria Lawlah , D, is behind the proposal and said the senators likely will take it up this week.
    [. . .].
  • Stem cell advances.
  • . . . The key vote may rest with Sen. John A. Giannetti Jr. , a Prince George's County Democrat who gained attention recently for giving the Heimlich maneuver to a political foe. Rescuing this bill - and establishing Maryland as a stem cell research leader - could do wonders for Mr. Giannetti's political health in an election year.

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